Thursday, July 13, 2006

Maya y Cantu "El Primero Conjunto Norteno Famoso" (1946-1949) Arhoolie CD9013

Jesus Maya and Timoteo Cantú were in all probability the first widely popular and famous dueto norteño along the Texas Mexican border - la frontera. They sang with accordion and bajo sexto - a sound to dominate not only border music but soon much of Mexican ranchera music from then on.

By 1946 Maya y Cantú had gained remarkable regional popularity which resulted in the duo hosting their own radio program every day from 4 to 5 pm over Nuevo Laredo's XEDF. At night they sang ar the One-Two-Three Club on calle Canales in Nuevo Laredo's Zona Rojo.

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